Citing the University of Miami, infoDOCKET notes that their overall collections funding “remains strong, however a university-mandated budget reduction requires the Libraries to strategically reduce and realign collections spending for the coming year. Given the specific focus of the budget reduction, database subscriptions will be most directly affected. The changes required to meet budget reductions in library resources are being carefully reviewed and implemented to minimize the impact on teaching and research…”
Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill ebooks through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces.
Founded in 1683, Brill is a scholarly publisher with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications cover the humanities, social sciences, international law and selected areas in the sciences. They also include the imprints Nijhoff, Rodopi, Hes & De Graaf and Hotei Publishing…”
According to Library Technology Guides “Representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, and James Madison University will soon be in contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly publisher. Working as a group, they will be discussing the unsustainable cost of accessing Elsevier’s academic journals and options to make their public universities’ research more accessible to the public that paid for it…”
in addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Cloudflare and the Internet Archive are now working together to help make the web more reliable. Websites that enable Cloudflare’s Always Online service will now have their content automatically archived, and if by chance the original host is not available to Cloudflare, then the Internet Archive will step in to make sure the pages get through to users…”
Publishing Perspectives reports that “many in world publishing are surprised this morning (September 17) as a series of top roles at Big Five publisher Macmillan undergo fast change.
Holtzbrinck in Stuttgart has announced “with great regret” that John Sargent will depart both Macmillan and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group as of January 1…
Don Weisberg, who currently is president of Macmillan US trade, has been named to succeed Sargent. And Susan Winslow, until now the company’s general manager, becomes president of Macmillan Learning, effective immediately…”
According to Information Today “bibliotheca launched open+ count and open+ reserve, “solutions designed to help libraries monitor and control building occupancy and alleviate user anxiety, while ensuring access to critical library materials and services.” open+ count “uses anonymous people-counting technology to monitor library occupancy and alert visitors to current library conditions via large display screens. open+ reserve allows users to book specific appointment times from their smartphone or computer, guaranteeing they will be able to visit the library at the time they have chosen…’
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Library and Archives Canada Publishes 2019-2020 Annual Report: “Working Today to Preserve Our Tomorrow”
- Frankfurt Book Fair and the International Publishers Association partner to host a series of events on current issues and trends in publishing
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.